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Get to Know Andrew Wharton, ISA-Certified Arborist

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Carolina Tree Care is thrilled to introduce you to Andrew Wharton, the newest ISA-certified arborist on our team! Read on to learn about Andrew’s experience, how he fell in love with the tree care industry, and the many ways that he can help you care for the trees on your property.

Discover the Perfect Replacement Trees for Your NC Landscape

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Is your outdoor space looking a little empty since you took down that tree? You don’t have to leave that spot barren—there are plenty of great replacement tree options out there!

If you’re researching the best replacement trees for your NC landscape, we’ve gathered some helpful suggestions and planting tips for you. Let’s dig in!

When to Call an Arborist vs. a Landscaper

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Gorgeous lawns don't just sprout up out of nowhere. They need regular upkeep to remain in good shape, and sometimes that means bringing in outside help, especially if you don’t have a green thumb. That’s what makes landscapers so great—they’re trained and equipped to keep your flowers blooming and your lawn green, lush, and weed-free.

While landscapers may have some knowledge in planting trees and light tree pruning, there are certain tree issues and maintenance tasks that require the expertise of a local tree care company.

If you've ever found yourself wondering when to call an arborist vs. a landscaper, this blog post is for you!

Charlotte's UDO and What It Means for Your Trees

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Charlotte's Unified Development Ordinance went into effect on June 1, and it includes some new regulations around tree removals. Here's what you need to know.

Why Should You Hire a Certified Arborist?

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Any random person with a chainsaw can claim to know how to do tree work. But what kind of training do they have? Do they know where the line is between maintaining a tree and harming it? Are they up to date on the latest techniques in the industry? 

How do you know they are a true tree care professional?

One way is to find out if they are a certified arborist or whether their company has certified arborists on staff.

Why does an arborist certification matter when you're looking for tree service? We're so glad you asked.

What's Your Tree's Name?

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We name pets, cars, and boats, but have you ever thought about naming your tree? Trees are living, breathing things, so why wouldn't you?

Certified Arborist David Whitley never thought about naming his trees until he met the right Arborist and the right tree. Here's his story...

Why You Need a Tree Care Professional to Prune Your Trees

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Regular pruning is an essential part of tree care. It ensures that your tree grows healthy and strong, it enhances your tree's beauty, and it makes your property safer.

Though pruning may seem simple, it is possible to prune a tree incorrectly and inadvertently leave a tree open to issues like stunted growth, decay, and/or disease.

What does improper pruning look like and why does it hurt trees? Read on to find out!

Your Guide to Mistletoe

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We all know about the holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, but what is mistletoe, exactly? If you spot mistletoe growing on your tree, should you count yourself lucky that you now have a supply of holiday décor or get rid of it?

We're answering all the questions you never even knew you had about mistletoe in this post, so let's get started!

Fall Tree Care Tips to Prevent Winter Burn on Your Evergreens

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One of the best things about evergreens is their ability to, well, stay green! Their vibrant leaves and needles keep your yard from looking like a barren wasteland in the winter.

The last thing you want is for a harsh, dry winter to damage your evergreens and turn that lovely green foliage brown, an injury otherwise known as winter burn.

Is there anything you can do in the fall to reduce the chances of winter burn harming the evergreens in your Charlotte, NC yard?

We're glad you asked!

This week, we're going over the things you can do in autumn to keep your evergreens healthy throughout the winter and into spring.

Staying Current on Electrical Hazards: Carolina Tree Care Takes Part in Annual EHAT

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Did you know that about half of all electrocution fatalities are from indirect contact? And that even a streetlamp circuit or phone line can have enough energy running through it to cause a fatality?

Those facts may not be top of mind for you, but they have to be for tree care professionals who work around power lines on a regular basis.

That's why continuous training, like our recent EHAT, is so important!

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